Within this war on terrorism, Pakistan has been seen as a counterpart and a friend in the war on terrorism.
Yet the fact that Pakistan is a nation of many, many thousands of radicial Islamists and home or hide out to many radical Islamic terrorists... Many
top Al-Qaeda terrorists have been captured in Pakistan.. and many believe that Osama Bin Laden himself now calls Pakistan Home.
Pakistan is a nuclear armed nation, a nation that has always been unstable and has had many regime changes through force.
The "father" (A. Q. Khan) of Pakistan's nuclear bombs is himself seen as a radical Muslim once sympathetic to Al-Qaeda, and even made many trips
into Afghanistan to meet with the then leaders of the Taliban prior to the attacks of September 11, 2001.
At one point A. Q. Khan (father of bomb) was placed under "house arrest" after the discovery that he and aids had been sharing nuclear weapons
secrets with the nations of Iran, Lybia, and North Korea. All while the USA was at war in Afghanistan.
The current leader and 'president' of Pakistan in February of this year pardoned A. Q. Khan.
Pakistan's "Father" of Bomb Pardoned
Pakistan Nuclear Weapons
Can we trust Pakistan?
I don't know about you.. but this worries me deeply.
What do we really know about Pakistan's nuclear weapons?
How secure can weapons like this be in a nation of muslims, Many radical groups, Terrorists, and the father of the nuclear bomb selling nuclear
secrets to rogue nations and is pardoned, and he himself is seen as a radical muslim and a hero to ALL Pakistanis and more important seen as a Hero to
all of the arab/muslim world?
Has anyone seen or heard anything that is being done to make sure these weapons or technology is not falling into the wrong hands or worse has
It would seem that the technology was at least shared with Iran, Lybia, and North Korea.. all right under our noses!
What else do we not know?
[Edited on 22-5-2004 by UM_Gazz]